Woman sitting on grass on campusDonors may make many different kinds of gifts to the College of Education.

Gifts both small and large make a tremendous impact on our students, our faculty, and our community. The following are just a few methods of supporting the College.

Make a gift to the College of Education 

Cash Gifts
The most simple and flexible way to make a gift is providing a cash investment. Fill out a giving form and mail a personal check made out to the University of Maryland College Park Foundation or use your credit card to make a gift online.

Checks may be sent to

Office of Gift Acceptance 
4603 Calvert Road 
College Park, MD 20740-3421

Gifts of Appreciated Securities
Gifts of publicly traded stock are a convenient way to make a gift to the College. Such charitable transfers of readily marketable securities can be conducted by you directly or through a licensed financial advisor. Transfer instructions can be found here.

Gifts of Real Property or Gifts-In-Kind
Gifts of real estate or works of art to benefit the College may be made after prior approval from the university's Gift Acceptance Committee. A third party appraisal of the property will be necessary.

Bequests
One may designate the College in their will and leave a lasting legacy. Gifts can be made by providing a specific dollar amount, a specific percentage of the estate, or the remainder interest, and can be directed toward either a general or specific purpose.

Charitable Remainder Trusts
Make a deferred gift to the College and provide yourself and/or others an income for life or a term of years by contributing assets of cash, securities, or other property to a trust designed by you in concert with your financial advisors. A charitable remainder unitrust permits additional gifts to be made to the trust over one’s lifetime.

Charitable Gift Annuity
In return for your gift to the College, you or another can receive an annual income for life. Often funded with cash or appreciated securities, this one-page agreement is simple to execute.

Supplement your gift by taking advantage of your employer's matching gift program. It is a way to quickly and easily increase your gift to the university while boosting your share of philanthropy's greatest benefit: personal satisfaction.

More than 33,000 companies match charitable gifts made by their employees, retirees, and board members.

Search our online database to find out if your (or your spouse's) employer matches. The search engine will also tell you exactly how to take advantage of this opportunity.

Whether the ratio is 1:1, 2:1, 3:1 or more, matching gifts allow:

  • you to significantly increase your contribution at no additional cost to you;
  • your employer to encourage your philanthropic spirit;
  • the university to successfully pursue its mission of academic excellence.

If you have any questions about matching gifts, contact:

Dawn Tucker
Matching Gifts Coordinator
301.955.1278
dtucker@umd.edu